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Numbers Game: No, Palm Beach County Didn’t Really Vaccinate 16 Percent Of Population

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Total Vaccinated and “Totally Vaccinated” Mean Different Things

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers, click here for the full report) — Official numbers released by Florida’s Department of Health suggest that 16 percent of Palm Beach County is vaccinated against COVID-19. But the number isn’t real.

The current report states 248,855 “total people vaccinated.” But a deeper dive into the numbers suggests that the DOH is using creative math to create an eye popping number that indicates the area is better off than it is.

The DOH is combining those who have received one dose with those who have received both doses. The result? A confusing number of “total vaccinated people” that has little relationship to the number of people who are totally vaccinated.


The DOH is combining those who have received one dose with those who have received both doses. The result? A confusing number of “total vaccinated people” that has little relationship to the number of people who are totally vaccinated.


By the numbers, just 128,209 people in Palm Beach County have received both shots. That’s 8.5 percent.

The number of people who have received just the first shot is 120,646 — or 8.05 percent. The DOH is seemingly counting people multiple times by adding the “first dose” and “series complete” numbers into a “total people vaccinated” number to generate a report that shows 248,855 people vaccinated or 16 percent of the population. It just isn’t the case.

Here’s the current age breakdown:

16-24 Years: First Dose: 866 | Series Complete: 1,045 | Total People Vaccinated 1,911.

25-34 Years: First Dose: 2,232 | Series Complete: 3,821 | Total People Vaccinated 6,053.

35-44 Years: First Dose: 2,991 | Series Complete: 5,387 | Total People Vaccinated: 8,378.

45-54 Years: First Dose: 4,472 | Series Complete: 7,223 | Total People Vaccinated: 11,695.

55-64 Years: First Dose: 8,762 | Series Complete: 10,109 | Total People Vaccinated: 18,871.

65-74 Years: First Dose: 50,024 | Series Complete: 48,664 | Total People Vaccinated: 98,688.

75-84 Years: First Dose: 35,607 | Series Complete: 36,894 | Total People Vaccinated: 72,501.

85+ Years: First Dose: 15,692 | Series Complete: 15,066 | Total People Vaccinated: 30,758

By race: White = 67,061 receiving first dose; 95,557 receiving both doses, 162,618 “total people vaccinated.”

Black: 5,859 receiving first dose; 3,993 receiving both doses; 9,852 “total people vaccinated.”

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1 thought on “Numbers Game: No, Palm Beach County Didn’t Really Vaccinate 16 Percent Of Population

  1. I’d also like to know how many PBC residents who have been vaccinated were vaccinated in the County. My experience, and that of many seniors I know, was that our vaccinations were given in Broward and Miami/Dade.

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